Author Archive | Jennifer

Resolution Overhaul

Overhaul Your Resolutions

If you are like a lot of people (nearly half of Americans), you probably made some resolutions last week. Maybe they are official goals or perhaps just general intentions for the coming year, but either way, chances are good that you have put some thought into the ways you would like this new year to […]

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Experiences Over Stuff: Gift-Giving Ideas

Any parent who has ever slogged through their kids’ rooms and sorted, tossed, and/or donated piles of clothes and toys, seriously considers never buying a single, solitary toy ever again. I know I do this at least once a year. My sweeping declaration usually sounds something like, “Sweet Baby Jesus, please give me the strength […]

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Our Firstborn: A Journal (Part Four)

Disclaimer: This post is the fourth in a series about one ACMB Team Member’s experience with infant loss. (Click here to read “Our Firstborn: A Journal [Part Three].”) We understand that this post may include language and ideas that are difficult or traumatizing to some readers and urge you to stop reading if you feel […]

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Our Firstborn: A Journal (Part Three)

Disclaimer: This post is the third of four in a series about one ACMB Team Member’s experience with infant loss. (Click here to read “Our Firstborn: A Journal [Part Two].”) We understand that this post may include language and ideas that are difficult or traumatizing to some readers and urge you to stop reading if […]

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Our Firstborn: A Journal (Part Two)

Disclaimer: This post is the second of four in a series about one ACMB Team Member’s experience with infant loss. (Click here to read “Our Firstborn: A Journal [Part One].”) We understand that this post may include language and ideas that are difficult or traumatizing to some readers and urge you to stop reading if […]

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Family Rituals, Simplified

Can we talk about family rituals for a minute? And I don’t mean the big, overwhelming, expensive, Pinterest-crazy traditions that make us feel like we aren’t doing enough and that the childhood memories we’re creating will be no more than a desert of homework, Brussels sprouts, and endless TV cartoons. (Seriously, what even is a […]

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To the Moms of Super Fussy Babies

My youngest is about to turn eight, and today I started poking around for his birthday book in preparation to write my annual letter to him. (Read: in hopes that I wouldn’t completely forget to write my annual letter to him.) When I found the leather-bound treasure, feeling a little nostalgic, I turned back to […]

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